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Diflorasone Diacetate Side Effects

Although diflorasone diacetate is a topical medicine that is applied to the skin, side effects are possible with this product. Common reactions may include skin reactions, such as stinging, burning, or itching. In most cases, these effects are mild and easily treated. However, watch for potentially serious problems, such as infections, severe fluid retention, or difficulty breathing, which require medical care.

An Introduction to Diflorasone Diacetate Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with diflorasone diacetate. However, not everyone who uses the medication will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with diflorasone diacetate. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Diflorasone Diacetate

Common side effects of topical steroids such as diflorasone diacetate include but are not limited to:
  • Drying
  • Inflammation or infection of skin follicles (folliculitis)
  • Increased sweating
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Allergic contact dermatitis (allergic skin reactions)
  • Soft, whitened skin, much like skin that is constantly wet
  • Weakening and thinning of the skin
  • Acne
  • Decreased skin pigmentation
  • Rash around the mouth
  • Stretch marks
  • Heat rash.
Side effects are more likely to occur if you cover diflorasone diacetate with a bandage, as this increases the absorption of the medication. Do not cover the medication unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Diflorasone Diacetate Drug Information

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